November 29, 2007

Thoughts on Garza for Young

What a weird, weird trade. Neither team is really buying or selling, and how often do you see small-market teams exchange high-upside talents with almost no service time? It's a risk to give up Garza, but Young is a damn-good talent, and the Twins needed some offense in a big way.

I'm happy to have Delmon Young, provided he doesn't throw any more bats at any more umpires.

The biggest surprise? The Rays may actually not be that far away from being good. They've gotten rid of their awful owner, awful GM, awful manager, awful uniforms and awful name, and they're working on replacing the awful stadium. Plus, they suddenly have a very impressive nucleus of young pitchers, and hitters to match. I'd be worried about them if they weren't sharing a division with Boston and the Yankees.

As for the Twinkies, they must've seen something they didn't like in Garza-maybe the fact that he can't pitch to save his life in the Metrodome, and the Twinkies still have to play there two more years.

The other most surprising thing of the trade? Brendan Harris is white. I didn't see that one coming at all, since i haven't exactly watched a lot of Rays games lately. I guess they needed another Reggie Clevelander now that Lew Ford has been released.

Two more reasons to love baseball: the winter meetings next week, and the return of powder-blue road uniforms!

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 29, 2007 05:12 PM

I don't know, I think the "Tampa Bay Rays" is much worse than the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays."

"Bay Rays" just has that nasty, sing-song rhyming quality.

Posted by: Jeremy at November 29, 2007 05:41 PM
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